Consumer card spending grew just 3.6 percent in May, while food price inflation pushes grocery spending to its highest growth in two years

6th June 2023|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

Spending on non-essential items rose just 3.0 percent due to consumers cutting back to manage household bills, while inconsistent weather hampered spend on clothing  Shoppers are concerned [...]

One in five Brits prioritising festivals over holidays this summer, finds eBay Ads

30th May 2023|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

Latest research from eBay Ads finds this summer’s festival season is set to be the biggest in years, as fashion items and sustainable festival essentials top Brits’ [...]

Liverpool ONE’s performance hits the high notes with £19.9m boost thanks to Eurovison

19th May 2023|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

Grosvenor has revealed the full extent of Eurovision’s positive impact on Liverpool ONE, revealing record-breaking footfall and sales results, following the hosting of the event by Liverpool [...]

Cream, custard, champagne and fizz boost UK grocery sales to £2.8bn over Coronation week

16th May 2023|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

Despite the cost-of-living crisis, UK grocery sales during the week of the Coronation exceeded those recorded for the Platinum Jubilee week in 2022 Brits celebrated the coronation [...]

London Designer Outlet exceeds previous records as it enters 10th year of trading with strongest ever Q1

12th May 2023|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

London Designer Outlet (LDO) achieved its strongest ever April, with sales increasing 16 percent YOY and 17 percent since pre-pandemic (2019) Q1 sales at the LDO amounted [...]

Eurovision spending set to provide UK retailers and hospitality venues with £470m boost

10th May 2023|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

Retailers predicted to make £244 million as 9.9 million UK shoppers stock up on food and drink to enjoy at home across the contest Retailers set to [...]

Consumer spending grew just 4.3 percent in April, yet summer holiday planning and Eurovision ticket sales boosted travel and entertainment

9th May 2023|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

Grocery spending continues to track below inflation, as shoppers switch to lower-priced products and seek out discounted “yellow sticker” items   Entertainment enjoyed a noticeable uplift, boosted by [...]

Charles Clinkard sees in-store sales soar as confidence in the high street returns

5th May 2023|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

Independent footwear retailer, Charles Clinkard, has announced it has seen an 8 percent increase in in-store sales since April 2022, as confidence in the British high street returns. [...]

The O2 celebrates stellar Q1 and Easter half term performance, rivalling 2019 trade

25th April 2023|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

The O2, which is owned and operated by AEG and Crosstree Real Estate Partners, has reported a stellar trading period throughout Q1 and Easter half term, with sales [...]

Brits cut back on groceries and eating out in March, yet digital content and subscriptions sees resurgence thanks to latest TV releases

11th April 2023|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

Brits continue to find ways to reduce the cost of their weekly shop, with grocery spending tracking far below food price inflation  Digital content & subscriptions sees [...]

Brits to spend more time in their garden this summer as the cost of living crisis continues

3rd April 2023|Latest News, Trends|

New research from eBay Ads UK finds a flurry of home and garden purchases imminent, as the ‘spring spike’ of outdoor purchases gets earlier With under a [...]

Smurfit Kappa delivers over 40 percent reduction in CO2 emissions

30th March 2023|Company News, Latest News, Sustainability, Trends|

Sustainable Development Report reveals 43.9 percent reduction since 2005   Smurfit Kappa remains on target to deliver on its long-term goal to have at least net zero emissions by [...]

Brits opting for lower cost F&B options, but still determined to socialise, CACI’s Brand Dimensions finds

29th March 2023|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

CACI, the consumer and location intelligence specialist, has revealed a significant trend towards lower price point hospitality venues performing well, in the midst of consumer cost pressures. [...]

Bank Holidays bring a ‘Spring in the step’ for retailers

17th March 2023|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

YouGov study commissioned by Gekko finds millions planning shopping spree  ‘Retail as leisure’ as consumers combine shopping with eating out and socialising  As the UK heads towards [...]

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